Summer may be almost over but we just love that the Philippines is a tropical country. Taking vacations can be almost done anytime! And our country definitely has lots of natural beauty to boast of that even visitors from all over the world leave our country in awe. Whether it’s the mountains or the sea, our archipelago has something that will definitely tickle your fancy. So before hopping on a plane and exploring the world with your partner, family or friends, take some time to bask in the glorious sceneries our country has to offer. Travelling will surely be a treat for your loved ones.
1. Tubbataha Liveaboard Diving Trip
Crystal clear water plus the hundreds of marine species will make your eyes pop out. Even at one hundred meters under the sea, you can still see the rolling blue skies and people waving from your boat. Turtles, dolphins, manta rays and many other beautiful fishes are just some of nature’s creations that will keep you mesmerized during the dive. Now, you’ll definitely satisfy your diving hunger with several days on board a vessel and visiting several different spots in the area.
If you’re looking for something more affordable on the pocket but still want to spend time underneath our beautiful seas, Anilao is the go-to place. With just a few hours from Manila, Anilao has a very vibrant marine life. This is also the best diving spot for beginners or first-time divers. Snorkelling is also a great activity in Anilao and all you need is a mask and a snorkel. Fish in different colors will greet you the moment you submerge yourself in water.
3. Palawan Escapade
Spend several days exploring the hidden jewels of Palawan. The famous Underground River can show you several limestone characters and figures. Learn about the mangroves as you paddle through bodies of water in a very interesting tour. And appreciate the beaches of El Nido as you bask under the sun. Aside from the irresistible call of the water, take a hike up the rocky mountains and enjoy the stunning view of Bacuit Islands.
Up north is the 170-kilometer long Chico River nestled in the Cordillera region. The class III and class IV rapids will provide an immaculate view of the mountains and remote villages that are usually inaccessible. Buscalan, one of the villages that you could visit is the home of the famous traditional tattoo artist, Fang Od, of the Kalingas. The falls of Tulgao are also a must-see destination when in the area.
Go remote and explore Babuyan Islands, the northern most group of islands in the Philippines. The result of a wild three to four hour boat ride in between islands is definitely worth it. The islands offer several natural landscapes from mangroves, walls of rocks, coves, hills and other breathtaking views. Special note for this trip is Camiguin Island where humpback whales have beem sighted. This is more for the adventurers out there as the place is not yet that developed for tourists. Camping tents and bathing in communal bathrooms, if not in the river, is the scene here. It is ideal to spend about five days if you plan to visit several islands.But nevertheless, the experience and memories you will have will be surely worth the trouble.
Although Atimonan, Quezon may be five hours away from Manila, it is one of the favorite spots of climbers because aside from the amazing rural scenery, the routes are also well maintained. Fresh air and clean limestones are the things to enjoy here. A day trip is usually done when visiting Atimonan but be prepared to rise super early and maybe just catch some sleep on the road.
Travelling and adventures surely excite most, if not all people. Seeing beautiful sites and historic landmarks with your loved ones are often priceless and unforgettable moments. The great thing is, you can now give adventure and travel gift cards as gifts to your loved ones. This can also be a great honeymoon trip for the adventurous couple. It can also be a great gift for your parents, to thank them for all the years where they brought us to fun trips growing up. Gifted.ph together with Uncharted Philippines makes it possible for you to send travel gifts in just a few clicks. So feel free to try it and send a personalized gift card today.